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Upcoming Events

Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography

Sunday 26 May
Scarness - 4:30pm - 2 Hours
Neil Medland
Learn the basics of long exposure to capture light trails along with tripod photography.

Long exposure refers to a technique where you keep the shutter open for an unusually long period of time. This results to interesting effects in your photographs.
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$43      
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 01 June
Urangan - 7:30am - 2 Hours
Neil Medland
Macro photography is a unique form of photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or more significant in the photo. The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye.

The class will start when the insects are more active. So be ready to explore and capture breathe-taking macro images.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Sunday 09 June
Urangan - 8am - 3 Hours
Neil Medland
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$148      

Composition in the Park

Composition in the Park

Saturday 15 June
Urangan - 8am - 2 Hours
Neil Medland
Come and join us as we explore composition in photography.

Composition is one of the most critical element in photography. Composition is how a photographer arranges the visual elements within their image, frame. I promise you that if you search for information on composition you will find plenty You will find formal rules, opinion, some of which you can trace back to historical art movements and painters.

Even in the digital world, composition remains the key to creating strong images. Composition is what guides our eye through an image and gives importance to the subject. It creates the story for the viewer and how we as photographers convey that message.

This meetup will explore composition using our frame and tools available to us as the photographer.
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$47      
Bird Photography Meetup

Bird Photography Meetup

Saturday 06 July
Panorama Dr, Dundowran Beach QLD - 6am - 2 Hours
Neil Medland
Learn how to catch those great bird life images.

During the event, we will be exploring the beautiful habitats in the area and photographing the variety of bird species that reside there.

Whether you are new to bird photography or a seasoned pro, this event is a great opportunity to hone your skills, learn from others, and enjoy the company of like-minded individuals who share your passion for bird photography.
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$47      
Black and White Photography

Black and White Photography

Saturday 13 July
Scarness Pier - 7am - 2 Hours
Neil Medland
Introduction to Black and White Photography. What makes a good Black and White shot?

We will look at the contrast and using textures. How does the camera see the image and how do we create Black and White images in a camera or in post-production. We will look for some good examples and set some exercises.

This is a more advanced course and assumes you understand the basics of photography and controlling your camera.
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$47      

ABOUT HERVEY
BAY
PHOTOGRAPHY
GROUP
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Hervey Bay .

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

    Join the Hervey Bay Photography Group on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    Brilliant as always
    5/5
    Lesley
    2024-05-14
    Another fantastic class! Lots of new things learnt that I can?t wait to put into practice. Thank you.
    5/5
    Krystal
    2024-04-28
    great learning experience Thanks to our instructor Neil
    5/5
    Suzanne
    2024-04-28

    The event was very positive and informative no
    5/5
    Jim
    2024-04-16
    Awesome so informative another great session with Neil
    5/5
    Lorraine
    2024-04-01
    Excellent. Enjoyable and I learnt a lot.
    5/5
    Kathleen
    2024-04-01

    Thank you for another excellent class! I learnt so many new things in this class and I have already been out practicing using what I?ve learnt.
    5/5
    Krystal
    2024-03-25
    It was a very enjoyable and relaxing morning, Neil was great explaining the camera settings to me. Thankyou Neil.
    5/5
    Tracey
    2024-03-24
    A great morning, learning and meeting new people
    5/5
    Lesley
    2024-03-20

    This is my second class I?ve attended with Neil and it was fantastic! Each genre of photography is so different, landscapes in general is something I really struggled with and wanted to better understand how to achieve more interesting shots. So I decided to join the sunrise and sunset classes in hopes to gain new skills and further my learning. I couldn?t believe how much I?ve learnt already from these classes and I am much more confident going out and putting what I?ve learnt into practice. I highly recommend these classes to anyone wanting to learn more about photography, regardless of your level of experience. Neil is a great teacher and he will happily answer any and all of your questions you may have. It?s also great to go out with a group of like minded and friendly people who are there to learn too. Looking forward to many more future classes, trying some new genres, to have some fun and expand my knowledge.
    5/5
    Krystal
    2024-03-19
    The event was great Neil had such a personable manner he makes it such a pleasure nothing is no much trouble
    5/5
    STACEY
    2024-03-19
    excellent Thanks to the expertise from Neil
    5/5
    Suzanne
    2024-03-18

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Neil Medland
    Neil Medland is a Photographer with over 30 Years' experience. What started out as a hobby taking Lanscape and Wildlife photos soon switched to becoming a Professional photographer back in 2010. Starting out as a Sports Photographer with local AFL clubs, and Baseball clubs, we eventually went on to become the official photographer for Softball Australia. Our photos became so popular, that we were approached in 2011 to do a wedding. To say the couple were happy with the results would be an understatement. We soon became very sought after and then turned our attention to Weddings.

    Over the past 15 years we have covered all aspects of photography. We have photographed Sports, Weddings, Family Portraits, Product Photography, Models, Graduation, and Events. In 2020 we moved to Hervey Bay and our focus has switched back to where it all started, Landscape Photography. With so much knowledge at our disposal we have recently started teaching and sharing this knowledge with fellow photographers.
    PHOTOS
    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Urangan, Hervey Bay Qld Australia
    This was taken on 17/5/24 on a beach just off the Urangan rockwall in Hervey Bay Qld. A beautiful still warm night with no cloud cover at this time.Was taken with a Nikon 7200 and Tokina 11-16 lens. ISO 1600, 11mm, f2.8 at 20sec.Was our first Astro night of the season with https://herveybayphotographygroup.com.au
    Credit: Lesley Allotta

    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-04-28
    Title or Location: Pt Vernon, Hervey Bay Qld Australia
    Photo was taken at sunset with an incoming tide which lead to some good shots with the rocks in the foreground. Taken using a Nikon 7200 at 12mm F11 30sec and ISO 100.
    Credit: Lesley Allotta
    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-04-27
    Title or Location: Hervey Bay - Queensland Australia
    Another glorious sunrise at Scarness Foreshore.
    Credit: Croc
    Facebook: Croc
    Instagram: Croc

    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-04-26
    Title or Location: Point Vernon, HERVEY BAY.
    I took this photo after the Anzac Day dawn service at Hervey Bay. I was driving along The Esplanade when the amazing sheen upon the calm water prompted me to stop and capture what was an incredible scene.
    Credit: Angela Moore

    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-04-07
    Title or Location: Urangan Pier Hervey Bay Qld Australia
    This gorgeous sunrise was taken looking across towards the islands at Hervey Bay on 31/03/24 .Was captured on Nikon D7200 and Tokina AT-X Pro DXll 11-16mmISO 100 11mm f11 1/60sec.Just a wonderful spot to catch the beauty of this area.
    Credit: Lesley Allotta
    Hervey Bay Photography Group
    2024-03-24
    Title or Location: Urangan
    This was the first photo taken on one of our recent classes at the Botanical Gardens. As we were setting up our cameras he was sitting in the branch watching us all, I just managed to capture this photo before he flew away.
    Credit: Krystal Annetts

    Portland Photography Group
    2024-05-20
    Title or Location: Stub Stewart State Park Hilltop area
    This was the day of famous Northern Lights visible in most of the North America. Stubs Stewart is the most ideal dark area for star gazing so I reached there around 11pm. As expected, it was full of enthusiasts. The lights were predicted to be at peak between 10pm - 2am. Around 2pm, when we though the "show was over", the lights started getting incredibly bright, and that is when this picture was taken. Interestingly, the lights were bright in some regions and other regions were faded enough to
    Credit: Ashish Kushwaha
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-19
    Title or Location: Curly dick Rd ,Meadow flat
    It's a famous road for Golden Poplars, but I wanted to capture the Milky way passing over trees that have lost their leaves. it was early evening, but the Milky Way was already high up, so I quickly took some photos and returned to Sydney.
    Credit: eric
    Sydney Photography Group
    2024-05-17
    Title or Location: Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie
    Last February, I left Sydney with my friends at 6pm to capture the first Milky Way view of 2024. I was very anxious because I saw a lot of clouds on the way, but I was really happy to see clear skies as I passed Newcastle. When we arrived at the lighthouse, fortunately we were the only ones in the group, so we were able to take photos without any disturbance. The lighthouse light, which was not too bright, was very helpful in filming.
    Credit: Eric

    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, WA
    I took this photo after work on the night of Friday 5-10-24. I was seeing posts about people seeing the northern lights as low as Oklahoma. I went home and grabbed my camera and equipment and went to Vancouver Lake not sure if I could capture anything. I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to capture photos. This is just one of many pleasant surprises from that evening, enjoy.
    Credit: David Lopez
    Wirral Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: New Brighton
    Photo of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) taken on New Brighton promenade on Friday 10th May 2024 (around 11:53pm) - the night when the Northern Lights was visible from much of the UK.I'd be thinking of heading out to try and catch a photo of the Northern Lights for the past few weeks as had seen notifications on various apps and on Facebook that there might be a chance of seeing them. I finally decided to go out and see if I could see them on that evening, and I was extremely lucky tha
    Credit: Mike Rhodes
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.rhodes.7528
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mike_6480/
    Aberdeen Photography Group
    2024-05-15
    Title or Location: Aberdeen beach front
    The leading lines of the old wooden groynes lead you forward to the breakwater rocks. These were put in a few years ago to ensure Aberdeen had a permanent sandy beach all year round
    Credit: David Esson
    Instagram: Daviedimples

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